Looking out for Nosema in spring colonies

A guide to quantifying the honey bee pathogen, Nosema, in colonies Regular subscribers to this blog may have noticed multiple mentions of Nosema in recent posts of the Beekeeping Management Calendar. These recommendations have highlighted the importance of monitoring and treating… Read More

Beekeeper Management Calendar: MARCH

Recommendations for your apiary in March: This calendar is meant to be a reference point for management and is not comprehensive. The year-round Beekeeping Management Calendar can be found here: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/in848  Additional resources: How to Quantify Nosema Spores Infection Rate in a… Read More

Beekeeper Management Calendar: FEBRUARY

Recommendations for your apiary in February: This calendar is meant to be a reference point for management and is not comprehensive. The year-round Beekeeping Management Calendar can be found here: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/in848  Additional resources: The Benefits of Pollen to Honey Bees How to… Read More

Beekeeper Management Calendar: JANUARY

Recommendations for your apiary in January: This calendar is meant to be a reference point for management, and is not comprehensive. The year-round Beekeeping Management Calendar can be found here: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/in848    For information on colony nutrition see “The Benefits of Pollen… Read More

New Year, new rule: A look at the FDA ruling on prescriptions for honey bees

Since December 2013 the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been phasing out the use of over-the-counter antibiotics used for food-producing animals. In an effort to reduce antibiotic resistance in harmful microbes, many livestock antibiotics now… Read More